Priority 11 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can PET scans (which produce 3D images of the inside of the body) help to diagnose mesothelioma (as well as aiding the assessment of response to treatment)? (JLA PSP Priority 11)
Overall ranking 11
JLA question ID 0025/11 
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence No systematic reviews or studies identified
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What is the role of PET scanning in mesothelioma? / Diagnosis can be difficult.  The advent of the PET CT scan has helped enormously but further research is needed to understand its exact role.
Comparison Diagnostics
Submitted by Health Professional x 2
Outcomes to be measured Diagnosis
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0025
PSP name Mesothelioma
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 53  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 December 2014